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Definition of SUFFIX

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Suffix \Suf*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Suffixed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suffixing}.] To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Suffix \Suf"fix\, n. [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See {Fix}.]
     1. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Math.) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See {Subscript}, a. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "suffix":
     IC analysis, PS, Parthian shot, accidence, add, addendum, addition, adjoin, affix, affixation, afterthought, agglutinate, allomorph, allonge, amend, annex, append, appendix, attach, back matter, bound morpheme, burden, chorus, coda, codicil, colophon, commentary, complicate, conclusion, conjoin, conjugation, consequence, continuance, continuation, cutting, declension, decorate, derivation, desinence, difference of form, double take, dying words, enclitic, encumber, ending, envoi, epilogue, follow-through, follow-up, formative, free form, glue on, hitch on, immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation, inflection, interlineation, interpolation, join, join with, last words, marginalia, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, note, ornament, paradigm, parting shot, paste on, peroration, plus, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, prefix, prefixation, proclitic, put with, radical, refrain, rider, root, saddle with, scholia, second thought, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, slap on, stem, subjoin, subscript, suffixation, superadd, superpose, supplement, swan song, tack on, tag, tag on, tail, theme, unite with, word-formation


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